However, I really feel like some representation is missing. Windwalkers no longer have their statue, and their relation to Xuen the White Tiger is no longer emphasized. Also, there's little room for the Red Crane with only three specs.
In addition, I find myself admiring the Shado-Pan, but envying their blend between Monk and Rogue. While some are clearly Rogues, most are not such the murderous assassin type. I think it would be nice to see some sort of stealth in the class, perhaps as a Talent or major Glyph. Or perhaps even limited to Windwalkers, given the Wind Walk reference, and that the Shado-Pan seem to revere Xuen.
Sure we've got rogues already, but they simply aren't the same flavor. In this sense, I think a good deal of overlap is desired, similarly to how Paladins overlap between Warriors and Priests, and how Destruction Warlocks and Fire Mages have some degree as well.
And what of a Red Crane representation? A fitting 4th spec prompt? Perhaps associated with the Shado-Pan, and change their reverence? Or perhaps something entirely unique? And how would the Red Crane be represented in game mechanics?
I'm interested to hear your thoughts on these inter-weaving notions.